Posts Tagged ‘ Bush Administration ’

SEC Wistleblower: More Madoffs to come.

December 27, 2008
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SEC Wistleblower: More Madoffs to come.

An SEC whistleblower says there are more Madoff-sized frauds to come. In retrospect, the fraud that pervades Wall Street is exactly what we should expect under the blind eye of an administration run by people - that is to say, Republicans - who believe that markets self-regulate and the main job of government is to…

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Kicking the Grenade Down the Road

December 17, 2008
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Sec. St. Condeleza Rice works on the Bush Legacy Whitewash, recommending that Blackwater mercenaries be dropped from US security details [after she and Bush are gone].

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Friedman: We need an ethical bailout

December 17, 2008
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Thomas Friedman in NYT discusses Bernard Madoff, former chairman of NASDAQ, who admitted last week that his $50 billion hedge fund really just a Ponzi scheme. Friedman doesn't have to stretch far to label our entire financial morass, from sub-prime mortgages, to collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps, to mind-blowing executive bonuses for faked…

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AnyIdiot Goes Off on Fogle at TPS

November 30, 2008
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AnyIdiotSC goes off on an Adam Fogle post at The Palmetto Scoop that proclaims: "This honestly might be the most American thing of all time — buying guns and not paying taxes." AI's a little over the top here, but he's had it with this "cut taxes" mantra as the permanent solution.

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Bailout 2008: The Pie Chart

November 30, 2008
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Bailout 2008: The Pie Chart

Graphic provides a little (somewhat misleading) perspective on Bailout 2008.

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Announcing AnyIdiot’s National Bank

November 20, 2008
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Can Any Idiot become a bank for a couple of years just to get a bailout?

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McCain Advocates More Redistribution of Wealth Upward

October 16, 2008
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What I wish Senator Obama had said in the last debate: "Senator McCain, you're over there trying to whip up fear about "redistribution of income". Let's take a look at that. In the last thirty years, and especially during Republican administrations like the current one, American has experienced a massive redistribution of income and wealth…

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McCain: “That One” Kicked Your Ass

October 9, 2008
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Obama came across to me and the room full of (mostly liberal) folks I watched the debate with as exactly the statesman we need to take control and lead the nation out of these troubled times. I could easily picture Obama representing the United States in tense and complex negotiations with othe world leaders. I…

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Palin: More Powerful Than Dick Cheney?

October 3, 2008
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Sarah Palin's combination of Cheney-like ethics-free hunger for power and Bush-like incurious anti-intellectualism should chill the hearts of anyone who has been appauled by the excesses and failures of the current administration and all who cherish our Constitution's separation of powers and vital checks and balances.

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